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SKYDIVING SEX

TAFT, Calif. (AP) -- X-rated skydiving won't get you in trouble -- at least not with the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA investigated a flying sex stunt involving part-time skydiving instructor and porn star Alex Torres and a receptionist from Skydive Taft in Southern California. A video shows the pair having sex in the plane -- then continuing in midair. Federal officials say no regulations were violated and the pilot wasn't distracted. The pilot had said the high-flying sex shoot didn't interfere with his duties at the controls.

BOOZE AND BROADS-VEGAS

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- "Beef, Booze and Broads." That's the pitch from former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. He's opening a steakhouse called Oscar's in Sin City in December. He says he's hiring good-looking hostesses who will eat and drink with customers. Goodman tells the AP the ladies will also chat with patrons on topics as varied as sports and politics. The bar will feature a "No-bama" whiskey cocktail. But Goodman says it's all in good fun. He adds the president is welcome and Goodman even offers to buy President Barack Obama a drink.

TOPLESS SPEEDER

BAINBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) -- She wasn't wearing much to slow her down. Police in northeastern Ohio have busted a virtually topless speeder. Bainbridge police dashcam video shows Erin Holdsworth wearing just a see-through mesh top, a G-string and wedge heels. WJW-TV in Cleveland reports the chase reached 128 miles per hour. The car was finally stopped by spike strips which flattened the tires. The 28-year-old Holdsworth now faces a number of charges, including including drunken driving and fleeing.

EMBARRASSED VICTIM

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) -- A supposed bathroom mugging victim now faces charges. Reid Hilinski told police in Irwin, Pennsylvania, he was robbed in the restroom of a hotel bar. But authorities say he actually was too embarrassed to admit he he passed out and hit his head on a sink. Officers arrested two men based on the first report. But police say the victim's story didn't jibe with surveillance video. Authorities add the men accused remain in jail because they're wanted for unrelated crimes. Hilinski is charged with making a false report.

PUBLIC SAFETY DRONE

MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) -- The drones are coming home. Aerovironment makes drones for the military. The Southern California company now has a new model for police and public safety agencies. The Qube can fit in the trunk of a patrol car. It has four propellers that allow it to take off and land like a helicopter. There are high-res video and and thermal cameras on the drone that beam back images to the operator. A demonstration video shows officers using the Qube to safely observe a hidden gunman. The company is inviting agencies to check out the mini flying machine.

KITCHEN GREASE THEFT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Who would want steal old cooking grease? Plenty of people. The used cooking oil can be recycled for biodiesel fuel. The California Department of Food and Agriculture is working with police to target areas where grease thieves have hit. The department regulates grease transport. A spokesman says the agency is using fees paid by rendering companies to pay for police overtime. Used cooking oil used to be worth about 6 cents a gallon. Now, it sells for nearly 50 cents.

Copyright 2011. The Associated Press.


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